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Cleaning up the carbon-intensive construction industry and reducing energy consumption in buildings have emerged as major topics at COP27.
New York plans to build two new major electricity transmission lines to help the state meet its ambitious climate goals, which include getting 70 percent of its power from renewable sources by the end of the decade.
Efforts to make federal buildings more energy efficient are starting to attract more support in Washington after years of coming up short.
With temperatures in Europe and everywhere else soaring, demand for air con is booming. The extra power demand may cause a vicious circle on warming.
The 80x50 Buildings Partnership brought together leaders in real estate, labor, energy efficiency, nonprofit and government to reduce NYC emissions.